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Dec 10, 2013 2:30pm PST
he was working for a professorship and yet only yesterday he boasted of having at last been elected a member of the county council. fancy him a member with protopopov, his chairman. they say the whole town's laughing at him and he's the only one that doesn't know anything or see anything. and now you see everyone's at the fire while he is just sitting in his room not taking the slightest notice of it, just playing his violin. oh how dreadful it all is, how dreadful, dreadful. i can't stand it any longer, i can't. i really can't. you must take me out of here, take me out. i can't bear it anymore. what is it, what is it darling? where has it all gone to? where is it? god, i'd forgotten, i'd forgotten everything, nothing but a muddle in my head. i don't remember what the italian for window is or for ceiling. i'm forgetting more and more every day and life's slipping by and it'll never come back and we shall never go to moscow. i can see that we shall never go. don't my dear, don't. i'm so miserable, i can't work. i won't work. i've had enough of it, enough. first i worked at the telegr
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
, spend,iticians and insensitive buaucratsion. elecisankruptingd elect we the american people, and the me hasometo put ato how did proposition 13 affect local governmentervices? los angeles cityouncil esident, pat russe. we cut our property tax by 2/3-- that was $200 million out of our budget-- just about 20%. we lost about 4,000 employees over the period of the next year. we cut back on nearly all of our services. the priorities of the city were to maintain police and fire services. that meant that as you got down the line, libraries and parks were severely cut back. tree trimming went out the window, except on emergency street repair... the things that make a difference in your daily life. dire predictions that permeated the campaign byhe opponents of prop 13-- they didn't come true. there were not massive employee layoffs. there was enough flexibility in government to handle the direct impact of 13. there was not an immediate crisis in government. the changes were more subtle. the government did not grind to a halt. despite the feeling thathe taxpayers had come out ahead, the bi
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
forces that were involved in the economic life of the country. schoumacher: roosevelt was elected on a platform willing to break with the past. in his inaugural address, roosevelt pledged to establish a sound domestic economy, even at the expense of international financial stability. roosevelt: our international trade relations, though vastly important, are secondary to the establishment of a sound national economy. schoumacher: within six weeks, fdr acted on this pledge. he abandoned the gold standard. the result -- u.s. exports became cheaper, more jobs were created. though it would take years for the great depression to end, a critical step toward recovery had begun. the roosevelt administration was willing to move in new directions to get the couny working again. fdr helped restore america's competitive position in exports and encouraged recovery by breaking off from the cherished gold standard. we asked economic analyst richard gill what was so important about the gold standard in the first place? what was really lost when it was abandoned? the gold standard was cherished his
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